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Jess Wise

Senior Comms Officer for Conservation & Science


Jess is based in the RZSS Communications team and works closely with the Conservation department to raise awareness of and produce content for the twenty-three conservation projects we are involved in around the world. 


Jess has a background in both practical conservation field work and science communication, and enjoys working within zoological organisations where that combined skillset can be particularly useful. Jess has worked in several UK-based zoos, as well as spending extensive time on international projects with NGOs and zoo-funded in-situ work in Madagascar and Indonesia. Her research interests include animal behaviour, animal welfare within the conservation industry, and wildlife rehabilitation for release. Jess has experience in website development, social media account management, and public speaking. She is also a keen photographer. Jess enjoys staying up to date with the growing conservation communication community and sharing her passion for wildlife and travel with a wide range of audiences to encourage more people to love and protect the wild world and its inhabitants.


MSc (University of Edinburgh, UK) Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare

BSc (University of the West of England, UK) Conservation Biology